Monday, 19 December 2016

OBIT - ZSA ZSA GABOR


Even in the run-up to Christmas, the world has just gotten a little less sparkly. Legendary actor and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor, Miss Hungary 1936, has passed away. Her husband (husband #9 - get it bitch!) Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, revealed to the press that she died yesterday, the 18th of December, from a heart attack. Gabor had suffered ill health for much of the past decade-and-a-half, following a car accident in 2002. An opera singer and stage star in Vienna in the 1930s, Gabor fled Nazi-occupied Hungary in the '40s, and entered the film industry in the 1950s, where she quickly became one of the most popular stars of her time. Her credits include Moulin Rouge, Lili, Touch of Evil and B-movie Queen of Outer Space, alongside many cameos into the later decades of her career, often playing herself. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association saw fit to present her with her first major award in 1958, a deserved Special Award for the most glamorous actress; she also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame two years later. Zsa Zsa continued to grace the world with her unrivalled, unforgettable beauty and style for the most of a century, departing this world only upon having reached 99. We will miss her immensely.